Complete History of Bucharest Walking Tour - Origins and Evolution

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Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

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Free cancellation

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What makes this walking tour different than any other walking tour? This is actually the guide - myself.

Working under UNESCO's umbrella for the past 6 years now I have researched the history of each plot of land in Bucharest so in depth that I could probably give you the most precise information there is, outside of an academic seminar, on every brick and stone in this city.

- We will explore the beginnings of a settlement called Bucharest from 700 years ago;
- We will see the exact spot where the legend of Dracula was actually born and learn the true story behind the legend;
- We will tell the tales of various empires that have influenced our way of life over the past centuries;
- We will learn about Prussian kings and Communist dictators;
- We will talk about urban planning, social conventions, political assassinations, love affairs, world records, political ideologies, arts and culture and so much more..

What's Included

Answers to most questions about Romanian history

Flexible tour - subject to personal requests, we could extend the tour to cover different objectives

Professional guide

What's Not Included

All Fees and Taxes

Coffee and/or Tea

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 75

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Palatul Patriarhiei
The first Parliament building in the history of Romania. We will only visit it from the outside but admission is free so you can drop by later to visit it inside.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Muzeul Curtea Veche
The first Princely Palace in Bucharest and the nucleus around which modern Bucharest was born. This Palace is at the very center of the Dracula legend which many of you already know.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Manuc's Inn (Hanul lui Manuc)
Arguably one of the oldest inns in south-eastern Europe and the oldest still standing in Bucharest. Aside from being one of Bucharest`s finest restaurants, the building was the site for major historical events in the past 200 years.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei
The 120 years-old building that houses the Museum of National History today has a long and rich history and has been at the center of some of the most important events in Romanian history. All that before it became the Museum of National History. The land where it sits has a dark history that stretches for almost 350 years.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Palatul CEC
One of the most recognizable buildings in Bucharest, the 140 years-old building is a landmark in the financial and political history of Bucharest and Romania.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Stavropoleos Monastery
A gem in the very center of the Old Center! A monastery like no other. One of the most remarkable examples of early Romanian architecture and a reminder of the culturally rich community that once lived around it a few hundreds of years ago.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Macca Villacrosse Passage
One of the oldest commercial passages in Bucharest reminiscent of the days when the Romanian capital was dubbed the Paris of the East. Beyond its beautiful architecture lies a rich history that connects Bucharest to some of the most important events in European history.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cercul Militar Nakional (CCA)
An old Officer's Club which played an important role in the urban development of Bucharest as well as in the development of Romania's Armed Forces. The land where the building sits today has a rich history that stretches back 400 years.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Arguably the oldest restaurant in Bucharest and a landmark in the history of the country. The people that walked its steps and the events that took place inside during the second half of the XIXth century shaped a country.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palatul Regal/Royal Palace
The official residence of the kings of Romania and of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest. It has played a central role in the nation-building efforts of the late 19th century and has been a witness to some of the most nation-defining moments in Romania`s history during the past 200 years.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Piaka Revolukiei
The square that marks arguably the bloodiest moment in our nation`s history - the Romanian Revolution of 1989. We will discuss about the events that led to this revolution, about what happened during the days of the revolution as well as about the history of the buildings and monuments that you will see all around this Square.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Biblioteca Centrala Universitara
A monumental building with a King`s equestrian statue in front of it. Both monuments are reminiscent of the early days of the Romanian Monarchy and of the efforts of King Carol I to transform a nation through education. The statue has a interesting history of its own. Also, beyond its rather unique history, we will have to discuss what the statue actually symbolizes.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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